Executive Director and Co-Curator 

ROMAN SUSAN ART programs exhibitions and community activities at 1224 West Loyola Avenue and various locations in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois. The organization was founded by Kristin Abhalter Smith in November 2012 and is named after her grandparents, Roman and Susan Lewandowski. The mission of the Roman Susan is to develop and support new, locally-focused opportunities to display, create, and experience art.

Roman Susan has hosted and helped facilitate 100+ art projects in Rogers Park working with 1000+ artists from the neighborhood, the greater Chicagoland area, and around the world. Our projects favor interaction, participation, and local engagement with new creative works, and everything we do is free and open to the general public. For more information on past and current projects, please visit romansusan.org.